Research suggests quite a few consumers plan to purchase less bread and baked goods due to concerns about wheat flour and gluten. The gluten-free trend could actually boost c-store sales of prepared baked goods that contain gluten.
If you’ve been to Connecticut in the winter, you may have seen Mike Fox trekking down the streets with a camera. But rather than capturing the glow of freshly fallen snow on the treetops, he’s more interested in snow-laden branches that may be the cause of frequent power failures across the state.
It’s been more than a year since Hurricane Sandy crippled the Northeast, but the unprecedented fuel shortage that followed the storm remains troubling for local and state governments hoping to avert a future crisis.
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